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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Remembering With Flowers

Last week Sall and I attended
his sister's funeral...

such a sad occasion,

Sall's sister, Nicky, lost her battle with cancer
 at the age of 67...

Like my husband,
she too had a green thumb,
her and her husband's yard
was always picture perfect enough
to do a full spread in
"Better Homes and Gardens"

a couple of times she would
send HUGE hydrangeas home 
with me
(enough to share with mother too)
Nicky always asked about
my mom and would send
her love and her flowers...

I will miss my chatter-box
and every time I look
at a hydrangea I will think of 
her and her sincerity, generosity, 
and thoughtfulness!! 

On the way home Monday
we stopped at the greenhouse
to get our starter plants for the 
summer growing season...

Max had to give up the full back seat...

I crammed plants into every 
nook and cranny of that car!!

He was not impressed...

But, I had plans for all of those flowers


Sall's cumuber plants took up 
the whole back space!

And down the road to home
we went...
the car smelling
like a greenhouse,
and me planning
my flower beds
the next 80 miles...

Little did I know, I would have 
two big helpers to get 
them all planted!!

Today me and the grand-girlies
delivered and planted flowers
to "Nana"

we had a great time
learning the flower names
and planting them 
 in her pots...

These pots are sure to flourish
as they were all 
planted with "LOVE"

For 31 years I have been taking
flowers to the cemetery with my mother to remember
my father on Memorial Day...

this was the first time we 
had so much fun!!

I think we just started a new tradition!

We decorated my Dad's grave at the cemetery,
we remembered loved ones lost to us...
including Aunt Nicky, Great-Grandma Erden,
Little Dee (the dog) and most recently
Truck (the cat)
we planted Nana's flowers for her,
we toured Shakespeare Garden...

We threw in a quarter
and said 
"Let's do this every year!"

Happy Memorial Day!
Lisa, Domino, and Zelda


Lynne said...

Beautiful tender post . . . filled with love and a giving spirit!

TexWisGirl said...

first, my deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet sis-in-law. bless you, sal and your family.

i love the photo of max in bloom(s).

and such sweet grandgirls and great grandma!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So sorry for the loss of Sal's sister.
I think you have started a beautiful tradition of planting the pots!

Melinda said...

What a great tradition you have started. I bet all of you had a super time.

I'm sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.


Tara J. Okerson said...

Fun post! Makes me smile to get to see you and Grandma in the photos!! :)